Ford & General Motors Leading Race for Self-driving Cars

While Uber, Tesla & Google are getting most of the ink, WIRED magazine's article Detroit Is Stomping Silicon Valley in the Self-Driving Car Race says: IF YOU’RE BETTING on Silicon Valley stars like Google, Tesla, and Uber to free…
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Five Things You Need to Know: Boomtown Edition

Next Big Idea for Transportation in Michigan? Speaking on Michigan Radio's excellent Stateside program, RFD Insight founder Lawrence Dolph says that Michigan has all the parts to think big about public transit with hydroelectric-powered  train/commuter…
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Ford's Model T

This article was published in Michigan History Magazine in 2005 and shared by the Archives of Michigan. This Tuesday, July 30th, is the 150th birthday of Michigan's most influential figure, Henry Ford. The photo with the article seems to have…
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The impact of record low Great Lakes levels

This post originally appeared on Michigan in Pictures. On Michigan in Pictures I usually blog beautiful things, but today I’m featuring an ugly thing that we in Michigan should all be concerned about. Traverse City based Circle of Blue…
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TEDx ... Michigan

TEDxGR by tedxgrandrapids TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader…
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Clouds over the solar industry

Stan Ovshinsky by OnInnovation In ECD files for Chapter 11 protection, the Freep reports that: The shakeout in the solar power industry claimed another victim Tuesday as Auburn Hills-based Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) filed for Chapter…
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Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids - January 26-29, 2012

Michigan turns 175 Thursday and Absolute Michigan is giving away a whole bunch of prizes to people on our email list to celebrate! One of the items is 2 tickets to the Auto Show - you can sign up for our list at the bottom of this article. Smile…
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2012 North American International Auto Show

The 2012 North American International Auto Show aka the Detroit Auto Show runs January 14-22, 2012 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. 2013 Dodge Dart by ChriKett Photography The first Detroit Area Dealer Association (DADA)-managed…
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Seeking Michigan: Eddie Rickenbacker and the Rickenbacker Motor Company

Steve Ostrander, Michigan Historical Museum and courtesy Seeking Michigan and the Archives of Michigan. The goal of Seeking Michigan is simple: to connect you to the stories of this great state. Visit them regularly for a dynamic & evolving…
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Michigan's Clean Energy act generating results

Clouds are Cooler than Smoke by Jon DeBoe I guess it's Coal Week on Absolute Michigan. After taking a look back at the history of coal mining in the Saginaw Valley on Tuesday, we're back on the subject with news from the Great Lakes Echo. Michigan…
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Experience Great Lakes Week with Great Lakes Now

Edited Oct 17, 2011 to bring in the archived content from Great Lakes Week 2011 Detroit Public Television (DPTV), in partnership with the International Joint Commission, the Great Lakes Commission, U.S. EPA, and Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes…